Presented in collaboration with Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities and the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, this webinar discusses how jurisdictions can link multiple systems to increase participation and retention in community treatment.
The majority of people in prison and jail have a substance use disorder. Despite the promise demonstrated by some treatment programs for people who are incarcerated, just a fraction of the people who need services for substance abuse receive it. Connecting people incarcerated to treatment programs proven to be effective, prioritizing resources for those nearing release, and encouraging community-based aftercare will ensure better outcomes for people released from prisons and jails, and the communities to which they return.
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Justice Center Webinars
People involved with the criminal justice system experience high rates of communicable and chronic disease, as well as mental health and substance use disorders.
This webinar assists users in navigating the complexity of reentry research available on the What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse.
Presenters review how adopting a “continuing care model” to treat substance use disorders can improve outcomes for individuals who are justice involved.
This webinar was the first in a webinar series titled Best Practices for Engaging and Retaining Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in Community Substance Abuse Treatment. The webinar discussed how jurisdictions can create strong foundations for effective connections to community treatment through a [...]
On January 24, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant applications. On February 19, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) hosted a webinar [...]
This webinar, presented by the CSG Justice Center, features practical approaches to increasing and improving family engagement and involvement in the juvenile justice system. With support from the MacArthur Foundation, the National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice has [...]
This webinar will provide an overview of the kinds of technical assistance that will be available to 2012 Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees and how they can take advantage of these resources. Grantees will have the opportunity to [...]
Hosted by the Council of State Governments Justice Center On October 2, 2012, the CSG Justice Center hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the report, “Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism [...]
This webinar, held October 2, 2012 provided an overview of the report, “Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery.” This report provides a practical framework to assist corrections, mental health, [...]
This fact sheet from the Sentencing Project provides data on incarceration, drug policy, race, ethnicity, gender, and other topic areas from the past several decades.
With funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, the American Probation and Parole Association is offering these two free online training courses related to building and improving partnerships.
The latest in a biannual series from SAMHSA, this publication provides in-depth information regarding the current status of the mental health and substance abuse fields.
The appropriate use of federal Medicaid dollars to help expand health care coverage for individuals involved with the criminal justice system presents an opportunity to achieve reductions in state and local spending, while minimizing known health and public safety concerns associated with reentry following incarceration.
This report from the Stanford University Criminal Justice Center presents the findings of a study on the implementation and effects of California’s 2011 Public Safety Realignment Act (AB 109) as expressed by criminal justice stakeholders, including law enforcement officials, judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation and parole agents, victim advocates, offenders, and social service representatives.
This Technical Assistance Publication, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, describes core elements of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment programs for people with or at risk for substance use disorders.
This report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides policymakers with essential information on expenditures for mental health and substance abuse treatment services, sources of financing, and trends over time.
This report by The Pew Charitable Trusts examines state spending on inmate health care and the factors driving costs higher.
This video series from the Justice Management Institute provides a brief overview of sentencing and corrections in the U.S., the Risk-Need-Responsivity principles, and the characteristics of effective change management efforts.
In this paper, Community Oriented Correctional Health Services discusses jail management systems, jail health systems, and community health systems, and describes a framework for how the three systems can collect and communicate health care data about individuals involved with the criminal justice system.
In Toledo, a force of coalitions, advocates and individuals are implementing new methods to reduce recidivism rates through reentry programs which assist former offenders and their families with transitioning back into the community.
For military veterans who find themselves afoul of the law due to substance abuse or mental health issues, a system called veterans treatment courts is giving them an alternative to prison time.
For states expanding Medicaid to childless adults, the Affordable Care Act presents an opportunity that hasn’t gained as much attention as the hobbled rollout of the law’s online marketplaces: the chance to save millions on health care in prison systems and lower the number of ex-convicts who commit new crimes.
Oregon’s prison system is gearing up to send inmates out the door with health insurance, dramatically expanding the number covered for medical and mental health needs.
At the height of the war on drugs in 1992, Clarence Aaron, then a 22-year old football player at Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., introduced a classmate to a high school friend who was a cocaine dealer, leading to a sale of nine kilograms (about 20 lbs.) of cocaine. Aaron himself did not buy, sell or supply any drugs. Still, when Aaron refused to testify against his friends, he received the harshest sentence of anyone involved — three life terms with no parole. He has been serving that sentence for more than 20 years now.
Judge Glade Roper didn’t have much hope when he helped start Tulare County’s Drug Court 17 years ago.
A truly integrated delivery system requires combining different kinds of services and supports, including behavioral and physical health care. With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requiring parity between behavioral and physical health benefits in the new insurance exchanges, and the ACA’s Medicaid expansions bringing coverage to a population with a range of behavioral and physical health needs, integration of the two has never been more important.
The Obama administration on Friday will complete a generation-long effort to require insurers to cover care for mental health and addiction just like physical illnesses when it issues long-awaited regulations defining parity in benefits and treatment.
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury today jointly issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans.
Faced with a rising incarceration rate among women and no space to house them, the state prison system has embraced a decade-long University of Cincinnati study into every aspect of female felons’ lives to create a “Gender Responsiveness Action Plan.”